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Abandoning American neutrality : Woodrow Wilson and the beginning of the Great War, August 1914-December 1915

Author: M Ryan Floyd
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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During the first twelve months of World War I President Woodrow Wilson had a sincere desire to maintain American neutrality. The president, however, soon found this position unsustainable. As Wilson sought to mediate an end to the European conflict he realized that the war presented an irresistible opportunity to strengthen the US economy though expanded trade with the Allies. As this carefully argued study shows,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Woodrow Wilson; Woodrow Wilson; Woodrow Wilson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Ryan Floyd
ISBN: 9781137334114 1137334118 1137334126 9781137334121
OCLC Number: 836748335
Description: x, 251 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: "An awful cataclysm": July 1914-September 1914 --
"An exceedingly tender spot": October 1914-November 1914 --
"At peace with the world": October 1914-December 1914 --
"A friend to all of them": December 1914-January 1915 --
"Twittering of a sparrow": February 1915-April 1915 --
"The palliations of piracy": April 1915-June 1915 --
"The shadow of war": June 1915-August 1915 --
"He has thus crossed the Rubicon": September 1915-December 1915.
Responsibility: by M. Ryan Floyd.

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During the first 18 months of World War I, Woodrow Wilson sought to maintain American neutrality, but as this carefully argued study shows, it was ultimately an unsustainable stance. The tension  Read more...

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